MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao added another award to his collection when he received the “Man for Others” award in the 12th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Awards Sunday night.
Pacquiao received the award during the Banquet of Champions. The Flash Elorde Awards aim to honor Filipino boxers who excel in the local and international arena for the past year.
Donnie Nietes, Nonito Donaire Jr., Brian Viloria and Ana Julaton were named Boxers of the Year, while new world champion Sonny Boy Jaro was also honored.
In his speech, Pacquiao said that Elorde is an inspiration to all Filipino boxers.
“This is such an incredible honor. I feel humbled, and at the same time, very proud,” Pacquiao said in his speech. “Nothing is impossible with the help of the good Lord.” -- Report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News